Anise Pumpkin Bread
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon aniseed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 to 3 teaspoons whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon anise extract
- 1/4 teaspoon butter flavoring, optional
- In a bowl, combine the eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin, oil and vanilla. In another bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, aniseed and salt; add to pumpkin mixture and stir until well blended. Pour into a greased and floured 8x4-in. loaf pan.
- Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over bread.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 326 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
Dec 13, 2014
Making this for the second time. The additional flavor of the anise adds so much to the pumpkin/brown sugar! Used egg substitute and Truvia blend to help with the calories.Just love this recipe!
May 13, 2013
Bread turned out just like the picture - moist, but not gooey. Recipe did not specify to use whole, ground or cracked anise seeds so I used 1/2 ground and 1/2 cracked. The licorice accent was barely detectable and family enjoyed the flavor it gave to bread. However, they thought additional flavoring in glaze overwelmed it (I think it's a matter of personal taste.) We will definately make again as a preferred alternative to the otherwise heavy pumpkin breads frequently seen.
Nov 9, 2011
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Nov 8, 2011
Delicious! The topping makes it. I suggest dividing the batter into two loaf pans so that because the baked loaves will be shorter you will get frosting in every bite. Or,to the loaf, add anise extract along with the seed to boost the flavor. I used a fresh pumpkin baked and mashed which has a milder flavor than canned.
Dec 17, 2010
I haven't made it yet. I am responding to a reviewer "Juszme5" she asked where to get aniseed. I buy it at my local grocery store in the spice aisle. McCormick's has it in a glass bottle with a green cap. Alittle expensive but a little goes a long way. I use it in my pizzelle cookie recipe. Gives a very nice flavor so that is probably why there is no other spices in the recipe. Thanks.
Nov 8, 2010
Where's the spices?
Nov 7, 2010
I did not care for this recipe. It was very dense.
Oct 8, 2009
Where to find aniseed for this recipe?
Dec 21, 2008
If you like recipes with anise, you'll love this one. In fact, it is now one of my favorite bread recipes.
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